Physical exercise is a very useful aspect of practising karate, especially in the current climate of
increasing obesity. Many overseas students find that their weight increases as they arrive in Perth,
due to a change in diet. Exercise can be boring if it exists of only exercises that serve no purpose
other than keeping healthy. Karate is a great opportunity to exercise while having fun, and learning
a practical skill at the same time.
The training in our club is fairly intensive, so you will get a good workout out of it. Our sensei has
a deep knowledge of exercise and the mechanics of the body, and can apply this to make sure that the
training benefits your body, rather than damages it by training wrongly. Training is always preceded
by a good warm-up, and ended with a cooling-down, to prevent straining muscles. As you train longer,
you will find that your flexibility, steminar, and overall fitness increase.
The club is also respectful that people train for various different reasons or purposes, and so do not
attempt to force everybody into one mould.
We try to cater for all interests from a hobby fitness lookout to those who wish to pursue the martial
art as a discipline.
|Eric Ho performing a side-kick|